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What is transparent and API serial interface?

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Are those interfaces just to configure the module as either co-ordinator, router or end device and for other parameters like baud rate etc? Also if my end device would be connected to mcu in the final design, then do i have to configure it via usb as end device (i mean before using it in my design)?
related to an answer for: Communication by mcu with xbee ZB module
asked Jun 11, 2014 in RF Solutions and XBee by Kimaya New to the Community (0 points)

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Try looking at http://www.digi.com/support/kbase/kbaseresultdetl?id=2184. I think it will answer your question.
answered Jun 12, 2014 by mvut Veteran of the Digi Community (10,818 points)
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Transparent mode is just that. data in equals data out.

API mode is a frame based interface that allows you to issue Gets and sets using known frames.
answered Jun 16, 2014 by mvut Veteran of the Digi Community (10,818 points)
Thanks! What is meant by gets and sets?
What is meant by Gets and Sets is the ability to issue a transmit request, receive packet, issue AT commands and see responses from them.
Understood a little bit, but still thanks a lot!!
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